Ryan Boyce
Allen, TX
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Ryan Boyce

Ryan B.

Allen, TX
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Elementary, Middle School, High School
I teach and tutor basic math skills to all levels and age groups. I have over 20 years of math teaching/tutoring experience.

About Ryan B.

Are you interested in learning a new instrument this year? I can help you accomplish your goals for 2021! I provide personalized and affordable online lessons. Online lessons are convenient and effective!

My name is Ryan B. I play and teach guitar, bass and drums, and piano and would love to teach you or help you improve your abilities! I have been playing all four instruments for 25 years, and I have a personal, laid-back style that helps connect with each student.

I have been with TakeLessons for over seven years now, and am truly blessed to have worked with so many great students.I will teach you what YOU want to play, regardless of style or genre you like in music. I design my lessons around YOU, and what YOU want to learn!

Let's talk guitar! Guitar is the ultimate instrument to learn! It is versatile and portable and you can learn quickly, regardless of your favorite style. I teach acoustic and electric guitar. I cover basics, such as chords, scales and solo work. I cover a wide range of artists such as: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran. Regardless of your favorite band or style, I can help you accomplish your goals!

Piano is one of the most important instruments to learn, especially for children. The benefits are endless. For piano, I teach beginner through intermediate students. Piano is a popular choice because it has a very friendly layout with the keyboard. I use a proven 6 level method to take you from Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star to Ode to Joy! I cover how to read sheet music and cover a wide variety of musical styles!

As a kid did you set up pots and pans or pillows and hit them with spoons like I did? Well, then the drums may be for you! You can learn drums with a pair of sticks! Drums are a total BLAST to play, and if you are not one who wishes to read sheet music, then the drums are perfect for you! I cover a TON of different styles, and if you have a favorite drummer, you can learn to play like him or her relatively quickly!

****Online Equipment****
Logitech C922 1080p HD Webcam

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect my lessons to focus on your goals. I cover a lot of fundamentals and basics to start, and then go through more advanced techniques as the student progress. In a short period of time, you will know chords, notes, techniques, rhythm and timings, just to name a few!

Guitar students will learn basic chords, barre chords and soloing techniques. Bass students will learn bass notes, bass lines and soloing.

Drum students will learn timing, fills, soloing and lead drumming. I will also teach you how to play drums along with your favorite song

Piano students will learn how to read music, fingering, chords and song performance.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Equipment available:
6-string acoustic guitar
12-string acoustic guitar
Electric guitar
Bass Guitar
2 amplifiers
Full Electronic Drum Set

*** Specialties ***
I love and can play almost every style of music imaginable! Whatever style of music you like, I can help you improve and learn!



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61 Reviews
Teresa C.
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My son has been learning the drums with Mr. Ryan for almost 5 years. We couldn't have asked for a better teacher! Mr. Ryan is kind, funny, patient, and knowledgeable. I don't think you could ask for any more in a teacher! Due to the pandemic, we've shifted to online learning for the past year and it has been such a blessing to be able to continue our learning. Without skipping a beat, Mr. Ryan has created an effortless way for students to learn online. We highly recommend lessons with Mr. Ryan. It's easier now than ever!

Posted Feb 25, 2021
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Ryan was knowledgeable, kind, and prepared. He found common ground that had my 8-year old engaged and followed up right after the first lesson. Looking forward to seeing my kid grow in his excitement.

Posted Feb 3, 2021
Caroline A.
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Posted Feb 2, 2021
Sherri ONeill O.
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you r the best to the rock, and funny 😆, thank you

Posted Nov 21, 2020
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Great first lesson. Look forward to more in-depth lessons to come. Very knowledgeable and easy to work with

Posted Oct 15, 2020
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Posted Sep 29, 2020
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Great first lesson!!

Posted Sep 15, 2020
Caroline A.
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Posted Jul 28, 2020
Sherri ONeill O.
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My daughter says, "Ryan is the best, and he has taught me so much. Thank you for my lessons."

Posted Jul 4, 2020
Sherri ONeill O.
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love you

Posted Jun 20, 2020
Vasu V.
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Posted Jun 11, 2020
Sherri ONeill O.
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You're lessons are the best- M2 O

Posted Jun 6, 2020
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My daughter is thrilled with her 1st lesson. Thanks for adjusting and being so kind! And she says, “you’re the best!.”

Posted May 23, 2020
Sherri ONeill O.
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Ryan is great with my 6yo. She’s engaged and excited for her weekly private with him. I asked her if there was anything else to add. She says he’s nice and she learns a lot.

Posted May 9, 2020
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Terrific instructor!

Posted May 5, 2020
Sherri ONeill O.
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Posted May 2, 2020
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Great first lesson! Ryan was very engaging and easy to learn from!

Posted Apr 20, 2020
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Posted Apr 20, 2020
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By far the best drum teacher I have ever seen and how Ryan adapts his lessons to be most efficient and beneficial in an online setting is remarkable. Don’t think twice about getting a lesson with Ryan. He is a pro who makes you feel like it’s possible to learn any instrument one day at a time!

Posted Apr 8, 2020
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In good hands for a beginner

Posted Feb 27, 2020
Nancy Kerr

Ryan is the best! He worked with my teenage son for nearly three years, drums and piano and not only motivated him to learn technical skills, but inspired his creativity. My son looked forward to his weekly 45-min. lesson, and Ryan was NEVER late. for a session. We could not have asked more or had a better experience than we did with Ryan. Highly recommended.

Posted Jan 14, 2020
Deborah H.

Ryan is super awesome! Been teaching my boys for years. Always prompt, on time, and makes it fun!

Posted Nov 10, 2019
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I started Learning guitar with Ryan in Jan. Its only been a month and I have learned so much. He is very accommodating with his schedule and Extremely knowledgeable about all things music. I had many question and he was able to answer them all. I will continue to take lessons from Ryan for as long as I can foresee.

Posted Feb 16, 2019
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Ryan's style is relaxed and friendly. He walked carefully and deliberately through the material in the first lesson, but not so slow that it was boring.

Posted Jul 5, 2018
Robert S.
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Ryan is a great teacher! Very patient and encouraging!

Posted Feb 15, 2018
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Ryan reconnected our son with the love of piano. His class is fun, relaxed and totally engaged. Our son made lot of progress with him and most importantly he loves piano and enjoys it

Posted Aug 16, 2017
Phil T.
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I am having a blast, Rayn really knows how to customiz your lesson for you. I am always looking forward to my next lesson

Posted Dec 23, 2016
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I am an intermediate drummer. Lessons with Ryan have been awesome. He is easy going, laid back but keeps you totally engaged. He is well versed in many instruments and music theory. I'm always looking forward to mynext lesson. I highly recommend him for anyone.

Posted Dec 16, 2016
Kyla S.
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Ryan is great as always

Posted Nov 9, 2016
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Posted Oct 25, 2016
Christian B.
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Ryan is an excellent teacher and my son has been taking lessons with him for over a month. He is patient, funny, and passionate about music but also knows how to connect with younger students. He makes class fun yet educational. We always look forward to our classes with Ryan. He has a true love for teaching and music. He is also open to suggestions from me regarding how to teach my son as well which is so very appreciated. We love Mr. Ryan!

Posted Sep 20, 2016
Skylar S.
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Perfect match for my daughter who has ADHD! Ryan is laid back, outgoing, and makes practice fun.

Posted Jul 8, 2016
Meerah A.
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Ryan was really amazing. He provided great instruction and humor to my 5 year old. He really knows how to connect with children. I highly recommend him.

Posted Jun 11, 2016
Tami S.
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It was a great first lesson. Looking forward to the next one!

Posted May 23, 2016
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After a month of lessons, I feel more qualified to rate our experience with Ryan. He has been great with my son. He is positive and encouraging all the time. My son is progressing well and is happy with Ryan's teaching style. He has enjoyed being able to learn songs that appeal to him too.I would highly recommend Ryan.

Posted May 3, 2016
Kyle F.
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This was my son's first lesson. He really liked Ryan. I would have given 5 stars but it's hard to say he's the best after one lesson. I have no reason to think he won't be a great instructor and my son is looking forward to his next lesson.

Posted Mar 21, 2016
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Ryan is a great Teacher!

Posted Feb 17, 2016
Yshmael R.
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Awesome Teacher!!

Posted Feb 11, 2016
Utkarsh D.
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He had a great teaching style. And very enthusiastic!!!!

Posted Feb 6, 2016
Tate S.
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Ryan did a great job! Our grandson, who is 6 years old, is looking forward to more lessons.

Posted Jan 23, 2016
shelly bennett
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On time. Very easy going & detailed. No pressure & learn at my own pace.

Posted Jan 12, 2016
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Very friendly, upbeat, keeps students engaged in a positive way. Skilled at establishing and maintaining a good learning momentum during class.

Posted Dec 30, 2015
Diya S.
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Awesome instructor! Today we had our 1st lesson.He was on time and v patient with my daughter.He gave v clear instructions in easy to understand , kid friendly terms. In my daughter's words : " Ryan is a perfect teacher for guitar lessons"

Posted Dec 5, 2015
Elijah R.
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Ryan is awesome!! I love his teaching style. Very laid back, fun and educational. My 5 year old with enough energy for 100 of me was engaged the entire time. We look forward to lots more lessons with Ryan!

Posted Nov 18, 2015
Neevan T.
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Ryan is a great teacher, we liked him.

Posted Nov 17, 2015
Coni R.
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Ryan is devoted, very talented and engaging. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who desires to play an instrument!

Posted Nov 13, 2015
Drew C.
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He's so patient and keeps the lesson moving along for my 5 yr old son. Very encouraging!

Posted Oct 28, 2015
Angela D.
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We found Mr. Ryan an awesome piano teacher for our daughter. She is 4 years old and enjoy his lessons very much, as he make them interesting for her. He is also very professional and always on time.

Posted Sep 15, 2015
Zachary H.
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Great instructor! And patient with my active son!

Posted Aug 6, 2015
Angelica M.
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Ryan was very friendly and upbeat and worked so well with my 12 year old daughter.

Posted Jun 29, 2015
Julielle N.
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He is REALLY funny and he takes it slow. He doesn't rush you or anything like that.

Posted Jun 13, 2015
Rafa G.
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Fun, outgoing, and experienced! Captured my child's attention from the beginning and held it all the way through the lesson. Got him excited about practicing!

Posted Jun 4, 2015
Akintoye O.
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Ryan is a great teacher! He's very friendly and my son has a great time working with him!

Posted May 29, 2015
Hamza G.
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Ryan was on time, has great skills and a great attitude. Our son loved his first lesson. Highly recommended!

Posted May 18, 2015
Chloe B.
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Mr Ryan is great with our daughter Chloe, and she has looked forward to piano lessons with him every week!

Posted Apr 26, 2015
Jennifer R.
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Ryan is so great with my 6 yr old son. He is very patient with him, and even though we are having our son learn piano for now, his ultimate goal is to learn the guitar. With Ryan knowing this about our son, he also allows him to strum the guitar every so often so that it reminds him how his piano lessons will ultimately pay off in the end. Ryan is super great with kids! I highly recommend him to anyone.

Posted Nov 10, 2014
Kim Prier P.
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Our daughter is 8 and is truly enjoying her lesson's with Ryan. His patience, energy, and personality allow her to enjoy the lessons!!! I would recommend him if you are searching for a great teacher!!

Posted Sep 20, 2014
April J.
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Ryan is an amazing Piano teacher! My son is 7 and requires a lot of patience and redirection, and Ryan is very good at keeping him on track. We had to switch teachers after the previous one was not a good fit for my son's strong personality. I highly recommend Ryan if your child is easily distracted and strong willed. :)

Posted Jun 1, 2014
Chuck D.
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I am enjoying spending this time with Ryan and learning from him.

Posted May 24, 2014
Britt C.

Piano lessons

Ryan is amazing with our 5 year old daughter and 7 year old son. His level of patience in teaching such a young age group really shows. The lessons are fun and age appropriate. He manages to keep their attention and teach them at the same time. My daughter loves when he lets her compose her own silly sings, not knowing that while having fun she is actually learning the piano. And my son who struggles with attention is able to complete the lesson and retain what he has learned because of Ryan's methods.
Ryan is also very professional, timely and flexible with our schedule.

Posted Dec 19, 2013

Great and Encouraging!

Ryan is a great instructor. He is encouraging and definitely brings out the best in my 8-year-old girl. She absolutely enjoys her classes and looks forward to it every week. And she practices on her own because she wants to be prepared for the next class. I'm glad he's teaching my daughter :)

Posted May 5, 2012

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In home/Online music teacher. I teach guitar, piano, drums

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Rock Valley College

I taught/tutored all academic subjects at all levels. I also taught/tutored with GED test prep.


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North Park University

Sep 1994 - May 1996

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